Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12CASE STUDY VPS provide multi-option security solution in urban area BACKGROUND Ludgate House is a landmark 11-storey commercial building that sits by the River Thames on London’s South Bank. Together with its neighbouring site, Sampson House, it now forms part of a 1.4 sq. ft. redevelopment project by an international consortium that includes property developers, Native Land. THE CHALLENGE Native Land wanted to secure the building and help mitigate the £2.25 million annual business rates the property incurred for the two years interim planning period between the consortium’s purchase of the property and the start of the main building works. THE SOLUTION Due to the size, location and value of the premises, VPS recommended a multi-option solution that comprised of a blend of live-in Guardians, security technologies and a concierge. The Guardians include an A & E nurse, a doctor, a West End actor, costume designers and photographers. As a result, the property owner now pays circa £60,000 in council tax per annum, a significant reduction from their £2.25 million business rates they were paying prior to the live-in Guardians. VPS also contribute £10,000 a month towards utility charges as well as equally sharing the license fee payments from the Guardians. “VPS have consistently provided a proactive and adaptable service whilst securing the building, providing suitable Guardians to protect the property, and keeping the property costs low.” Jon White, Native Land, Property Developer